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DETAILED ANALYSIS OF DC-LINK VIRTUAL IMPEDANCE-BASED SUPPRESSION

METHOD FOR HARMONICS INTERACTION IN HIGH-POWER PWM CURRENTSOURCE MOTOR DRIVES


ABSTRACT
For high-power PWM current-source motor drive systems, due to the low converter
switching frequency and the relative small dc choke for reduced cost/weight, the converters
switching harmonics may interact through dc link and produce inter harmonics in the entire
system. Such harmonics interaction phenomenon may give rise to the system resonance at certain
motor speeds, which degrades the grid-side power quality and generates excessive torque ripples
on the motor side. The resonance caused by the harmonics interaction in high-power PWM
current source motor drives is investigated in previous study. In addition, to actively suppress
such resonance, the basic idea of a dc-link virtual impedance-based suppression method has also
been proposed. This paper extends the previous study to thoroughly analyze the mechanism and
realization of resonance suppression by the dc-link virtual impedance-based method. The indepth analysis shows that the dc-link virtual impedance-based method successfully enables the
active inter harmonics compensation capability of high-power PWM current-source drives,
which is not addressed in previous researches. Moreover, simulations and experiments
demonstrate that, by following the selection of coefficient in the suppression method discussed in
this paper, the dc-link virtual impedance based method can effectively enhance the attenuation
effect of dc link in high-power PWM current-source drive systems so as to suppress the
resonance due to the harmonics interaction under all resonance conditions.